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  • Iran Offers Egypt Limited Lesson In Subsidy Reform

    Iran Offers Egypt Limited Lesson In Subsidy Reform

    Egypt may learn a thing or two from Iran's extensive public relations campaign prior to the raising of prices. Iranian media went to great lengths to emphasise the social inequity of subsidies. To minimise social unrest, Cairo must ensure the country's poor understand that they are not the main beneficiaries of the current, absurd system - if only because they live without air conditioning and drive old cars, if any.

    April 28, 2012 10:17
  • Tourists Return To Tunisia After Year Of Turmoil

    Tourists Return To Tunisia After Year Of Turmoil

    After a year of revolutionary turmoil that saw tourists flee the Mediterranean hotspot in droves, Tunisia hopes 2012 will mark the start of the recovery in a sector that used to account for almost seven percent of gross domestic product and employs 500,000 people, second only to the farming sector.

    April 26, 2012 10:17
  • HIGH FLYING: Middle East aviation round up

    HIGH FLYING: Middle East aviation round up

    The regional aviation sector has been very active over the past week; Kipp brings you a recap of some of the most significant developments in the sector.

    April 25, 2012 3:41
 
  • Crime One Of The World's Top 20 Economies

    Crime One Of The World's Top 20 Economies

    The criminal business is one of the largest in the world, and it’s growing as perpetrators adapt to a changing law enforcement framework.

    April 24, 2012 4:04
  • Political divisions slow Islamic Finance in Egypt

    Political divisions slow Islamic Finance in Egypt

    As one of Egypt's biggest commercial banks, AlexBank prepares to launch Islamic financial services next April, the country's political divisions have left the regulatory environment unclear and unsettled.

    April 23, 2012 3:00
  • Formula One here to stay in the Middle East

    Formula One here to stay in the Middle East

    Once they’ve recovered from a Bahrain Grand Prix run against a backdrop of nightly clashes between police and protesters, Formula One teams have many questions to address in the weeks ahead. But one thing’s for certain, they’ll be back.

    April 23, 2012 2:08
 
 
  • RIPPLE EFFECT: Turkish Tourism Feels Brunt Of Arab Spring

    RIPPLE EFFECT: Turkish Tourism Feels Brunt Of Arab Spring

    Thirteen months of unrest in Syria have hurt tourism in neighbouring Turkey, which expects visitor numbers to remain stable in 2012 at more than 30 million, Turkish Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay said on Monday. Gunay said his country was keen to promote regional tourism in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

    April 17, 2012 1:07
 
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